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|Family: Melanthiaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Toxicoscordion venenosum (S. Watson) Rydb. var. venenosum
Habit: Bulb 12--25 mm diam, widely ovate; outer coat +- brown. Stem: 15--70 cm, glabrous. Leaf: 10--40 cm, 4--10 mm wide, scabrous-ciliate. Inflorescence: raceme except occasionally with 1 branch below, 5--25 cm; bracts 5--25 mm, white-membranous to generally green; pedicels in fruit spreading to generally ascending, 3--25 mm. Flower: bisexual; perianth parts 4--6 mm, +- ovate, obtuse, outer generally with claw < 5 mm, inner clawed, gland distal margin evident or not; stamens =, occasionally > perianth; styles erect. Fruit: 8--14 mm, cylindric. Chromosomes: n=11.
Ecology: Moist meadows to dry rocky hillsides; Elevation: < 2600 m. Bioregional Distribution: NW, CaR, SN, CW, WTR, PR, GB, DMtns; Distribution Outside California: to British Columbia, central United States, Arizona, northern Baja California. Flowering Time: May--Jul
Synonyms: Zigadenus venenosus S. Watson var. venenosus
eFlora Treatment Author: Dale W. McNeal & Wendy B. Zomlefer
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Previous taxon: Toxicoscordion paniculatum
Next taxon: Trillium
Citation for this treatment: Dale W. McNeal & Wendy B. Zomlefer 2017. Toxicoscordion venenosum var. venenosum, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=93851, accessed on February 21, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 21, 2017.